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The Crisis of Democratic Governance in the Andes

Experts who took part in a June 2000 discussion reveal that countries in the Andean region suffer from deep problems of governance: crisis of citizenship, reflected in widespread apathy and low levels of participation in the political process; the decline of political parties; corruption and a lack of accountability of civilian as well as military elites; weak institutions; and the military's involvement in politics.

Latin American Program in the News: "Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches"

This article on smuggled weapons coming into Mexico features quotes from Eric Olson.

Participatory Institutions in Democratic Brazil

Brazil has conducted some of the world's most stunning experiments in participatory democracy, most notably the creation of city budgets through local citizens' meetings. Leonardo Avritzer introduces a fresh analytical approach, highlighting civic participation's most effective means and expanding the empirical base for assessing state institutions.

Latin American Program in the News: El Chapo Is Down, But the Drugs Keep Coming

Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson co-authored this op-ed on the effects of the arrest of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán.

Latin American Program in the News: "Zar" antidrogas EEUU: Legalización drogas es una "distracción"

Gil Kerlikowske’s comments on the legalization of drugs were quoted in this piece. Kerlikowske participated in the National Conversation: “Drug Policy: A 21st Century Approach to Reform” held at the Wilson Center. (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: Ahmadinejad's hug and the Future of Chavez's Alliance

Director Cynthia J. Arnson on the independence and dependency of regional countries on Venezuela.

Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows Featured in Newspaper

The Washington Post features articles about Latin America by the five Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows. The program brings professional journalists from Latin America to Washington, D.C. for a two-week exchange of dialogue and professional development.

Chávez names possible successor: Venezuelan President in Cuba for cancer surgery

Cynthia Arnson appeared on CTV News to discuss the international ramifications of Chávez's possible successor, Nicolás Maduro.

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